KYLEA BORGES | TRAVEL THE VOID

KYLEA BORGES | TRAVEL THE VOID

RVCA | VASF GALLERY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT TRAVEL THE VOID, A SOLO SHOW FEATURING NEW WORK BY ANP ARTIST KYLEA BORGES. OPENING RECEPTION IS AUGUST 16TH, 2013 FROM 7PM - 10PM AND ALSO FEATURES A NEW WINDOW DISPLAY BY FRANCESCO IGORY DEIANA, NEW IN-STORE PHOTOS BY RAY POTES AND LIVE PERFORMANCES BY CREEPERS & DISAPPEARING PEOPLE

TRAVEL THE VOID - A SOLO SHOW BY KYLEA BORGES

TRAVEL THE VOID TAKES THE ARTIST’S USE OF PAPER TO A NEW LEVEL EXPLORING COLORS, TEXTURES, PATTERNS AND SHAPES. LIKE IN PREVIOUS WORK, THESE NEW PIECES UTILIZE PHOTOGRAPHED PATTERNS, BUT ARE UPDATED WITH BRILLIANT COLORS AND GRAPHIC IMAGES. THIS WORK IS A MIX BETWEEN VINTAGE AND CONTEMPORARY FOUND IMAGES, PSYCHEDELIC INFLUENCE AND TRADITIONAL PATTERNS.

IN AN EFFORT TO MARRY THE ART OF COLLAGE, TEXTILE AND GRAPHIC DESIGN, THIS BODY OF WORK WILL DRAW INSPIRATION FROM TRADITIONAL FIBER ARTS IN ADDITION TO MORE MODERN GRAPHIC DESIGN ELEMENTS. AS A STUDENT OF FASHION DESIGN, KYLEA HAS ALWAYS USED HER KNOWLEDGE OF FIBERS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE TO FLAVOR HER ARTWORK. PATTERNS IN PHOTOGRAPHS READ LIKE TEXTILE PRINTS SO ONE CAN MIX AND MATCH COLORS AND TEXTURES LIKE STRIPES AND PLAIDS. WASHES OF COLOR MIGHT BE AN OMBRE THEN CUT INTO STRIPES AND WOVEN WITH A PHOTOGRAPH OF THE STARS TO CREATE SOMETHING ENTIRELY UNIQUE. THE RESULT IS A COLORFUL VOYAGE INTO A STRANGE AND PSYCHEDELIC DREAM WORLD.

KYLEA BORGES WAS BORN AND RAISED ON THE CENTRAL COAST OF CALIFORNIA. MOST OF HER EARLY YEARS WERE SPENT CAMPING IN BIG SUR OR BACKPACKING IN YOSEMITE WHILE ACQUIRING AN APPRECIATION FOR NATURE AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE EXPERIENCED.

AT A YOUNG AGE KYLEA STARTED EXPERIMENTING WITH COLLAGE WITH THE INFLUENCE OF HER GRANDMOTHER AND PLAYED WITH IT ON AND OFF THROUGH THE YEARS. AS AN AVID COLLECTOR OF VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE OBJECTS, SHE WORKS MAINLY WITH OLD IMAGES AND PAPERS. HER WORK WITH FIBERS AND CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION HAVE CONTRIBUTED GREATLY TO HER PAPER TREATMENTS AND TEXTURES.

IN HER CURRENT WORKS, THE ARTIST BRINGS TOGETHER HER OBSERVATIONS FROM NATURE AND TEXTILES AND MARRIES THEM IN AN ELEGANT COMBINATION OF NATURAL GEOMETRY.

KYLEA HAS LIVED AND WORKED IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR OVER TEN YEARS AND IS SELF TAUGHT IN THE FIELD OF FINE ARTS.

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